News: There’s still time to sign up for the Community Services Agency’s bowling tournament, coming up January 25. The fun event benefits CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps local needy families.
Join a team or form your own! Go to dclabor.org and click on Community Services for details and to register.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1931, sixty thousand unemployed workers rallied at a Pittsburgh stadium.
In 1969, United Mine Workers reformer Joseph "Jock" Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered by hit men hired by union president Tony Boyle, who was to be convicted of the crime and eventually die in prison.
Today’s labor quote is by Murray Finley:
I believe in building a better world – not just a better house or more material things for myself – but to better people’s lives. And I believe trade unions are necessary to preserve the American way of life. I don’t think we can have a free democratic society without a free democratic labor movement.
Murray Finley was president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union from 1976 to 1987; he led the final, innovative campaign that forced the J. P. Stevens Company to accept union contracts in 1980.